So it is that time a year again when winter is sneaking up in us... Prepare your pets for winter...Make your animals life better and your life easier by being prepared....first heated water buckets or troughs ....they are awesome.... I have five gallon plug in buckets for my dogs and drop in heaters for my horses....many people think that water is not as important in the winter as the summer!!!! oh my that is so wrong....animals need water almost more in the winter because drinking it keeps there systems working and allows there bodies to HEAT THEMSELVES!!! So no fresh UN-frozen water could mean a freezing animal...not good... Also consider setting something up now to shelter your pet from wind rain and snow...another deadly combination... A dog house is a good way.... If you do not have one consider what one of my clients did.... Put a tarp over there picnic table and put benches on top of that then toss blankets under it.....sheltered from rain wind and snow!!!! What are some of your winter ideas to make your pet more comfy in the winter ??